Five ways to have a meaningful unemployment

In the wake of President Obama’s jobs speech, many are lamenting the dismal job market. Many more, about 14 million people according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, spend their days finding what little jobs are posted in Craigslist and Still there are others who are taking advantage of the Great Recession and allowing themselves to reevaluate their goals and enjoying the time they didn’t have before.

Here are five ways to enjoy your unemployment, or for those who are underemployed, stifle the ennui.

  1. Reevaluate your career and your goals.
  2. Start a small business.
  3. If you’re an artist, sell your art.
  4. Start a blog.
  5. Volunteer.